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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3402 on: August 21, 2020, 10:27:22 PM »
Maybe it will hit, fill the sky with dust, bring on global cooling, kill the Novel Coronavirus and 7 billion humans, and give mankind a fresh start with a pre-industrial civilization.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3403 on: August 21, 2020, 10:34:37 PM »
Point of no return?  It will return if temps get low enough.  Which they eventually will.  Whether there is life as we know it on Earth when that happens is unknowable.
That's the idea. We're not going to destroy earth.

We might just render it uninhabitable for humans. 

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3404 on: August 21, 2020, 10:44:40 PM »
And if nothing else, the Sun is increasing in luminosity at a constant rate. So it will bake the Earth long before it goes supernova, and engulfs the Earth entirely. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3405 on: August 22, 2020, 07:21:48 AM »
And if nothing else, the Sun is increasing in luminosity at a constant rate. So it will bake the Earth long before it goes supernova, and engulfs the Earth entirely. 
I have not seen data to support assertion one there, and assertion two is incorrect, our sun is too small to go supernova.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3406 on: August 22, 2020, 09:51:50 AM »
It was on you tube, so it has to be true. O0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLMXBEJrIY


Starting at the 4:40 mark, up until the 7:00 mark. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3407 on: August 22, 2020, 02:45:18 PM »
As if there weren’t enough to think about these days, now there is talk of an asteroid supposedly heading directly for Earth.

The truth of the matter is, there is an asteroid, and it is headed in our general direction, but maybe not right at us. Still, that’s not stopping some from creating concern.


A flying space object known as 2018 VP1 is hurtling through our solar system right now, and it’s due to be in our vicinity in early November. An internet video and a few stories have created a bit of buzz for those who look for this type of information.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/features/2020/08/21/an-asteroid-is-on-possible-collision-course-with-earth-this-november-should-we-be-worried/
So, nuke it when it gets over China and Russia then?
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3408 on: August 22, 2020, 02:49:14 PM »
Everyone knows you have to land on it, dig a deep hole with drilling gear, and lower an H bomb into it.  One guy stays behind to set it off.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3409 on: August 23, 2020, 08:50:30 AM »
So, nuke it when it gets over China and Russia then?
absolutely
oops, we missed the target and hit China
so sorry
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3410 on: August 23, 2020, 09:01:55 AM »
mid to upper 90s forecast here from today through Thursday

low 90s yesterday

no precip in sight

gonna stress the crops
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3411 on: August 23, 2020, 09:32:29 AM »
A raid in China just turned up 120,000 phony golf products, the largest counterfeit golf equipment seizure in history.

The raid was the result of the joint efforts of the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group and 100 local Shanghai police officers, who raided 10 facilities at the same time operating in the online equipment business. Products included clubs and clubheads, shafts, grips and bags.


According to officials with the Working Group, the counterfeit sales were coming from the Chinese online site Taobao, the world’s largest e-commerce site that is a consumer-to-consumer site much like ebay. The sellers were named “prettyspor” and “buddygolf.” The products, representing the brands Titleist, TaylorMade, PXG, Ping, Callaway, and XXIO, would have shipped directly from China.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/120-00-fakes-seized-in-largest-golf-counterfeit-raid-ever?utm_medium=email&utm_source=082320&utm_campaign=golfworld
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3412 on: August 23, 2020, 02:35:18 PM »
That's the idea. We're not going to destroy earth.

We might just render it uninhabitable for humans.

Nobody in the universe will mourn . We suck .
I don't think we suck - individuals chose to.Perhaps in this country we've forgotten what is for the greater good instead of special interests.Be the change you want to see regardless what it brings you - IMHO
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3413 on: August 23, 2020, 04:59:15 PM »
I doubt we destroy the environment to make it uninhabitable for humans.  It might well not support 8 billion of us, but it really doesn't now.

Over fishing.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3414 on: August 24, 2020, 08:38:38 AM »
Obviously, I'm pretty confident most all this yapping about climate change is political, and imagery, not substance.  Yes, electing A over B MIGHT yield some very modest reductions in the US, maybe.  If wind is so cheap now, it's going to continue no matter who is elected.  (I have some doubts about that being true.)

It would be "nice" in ANY event to reduce coal to the extent possible, and I'd be fine with some funding to facilitate/expedite that.  I suspect if it happened, Wyoming would gladly just ship more coal to China.  I doubt we ban coal mining any time soon.

The car thing is interesting as I'm interested in cars, and I think the next 10-15 years bring substantive changes in that sector.


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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #3415 on: August 25, 2020, 12:45:36 PM »
Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.

The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis—a process mimicking the ability of plants to convert sunlight into energy. It is based on an advanced 'photosheet' technology and converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and formic acid—a storable fuel that can be either be used directly or be converted into hydrogen.

The results, reported in the journal Nature Energy, represent a new method for the conversion of carbon dioxide into clean fuels. The wireless device could be scaled up and used on energy 'farms' similar to solar farms, producing clean fuel using sunlight and water.


Harvesting solar energy to convert carbon dioxide into fuel is a promising way to reduce carbon emissions and transition away from fossil fuels. However, it is challenging to produce these clean fuels without unwanted by-products.

"It's been difficult to achieve artificial photosynthesis with a high degree of selectivity, so that you're converting as much of the sunlight as possible into the fuel you want, rather than be left with a lot of waste," said first author Dr. Qian Wang from Cambridge's Department of Chemistry.


https://techxplore.com/news/2020-08-wireless-device-fuel-sunlight-carbon.html
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